Finding Book & eBooks

Searching Omni

The library has Omni, a search tool that lets you do just one search to find books, newspaper articles, journal articles, etc. You can also use our various journal article databases to find journal articles.. 

  • Use keywords only, do not search using a full sentence.
  • Combine keywords for different ideas with AND
  • Combine synonyms or similar words for an idea with OR
  • Use the * at the end of the root of a word to find all the forms of that word

Click on Advanced Search and key in your search statement.

Example: Subject Terms - religion  AND film* OR "motion pictures"

When you get your results, use the links on the left side of the screen to look at the books in our library, or journal articles, etc.

If something is available in paper copy in the library, Omni will give you the floor location and the call number (which you need in order to find the item on the shelf).   If something is available online, click on the "Available Online" link.

More Search Tips

  • If you know the title of the item you seek, perform a TITLE search.
  • If you know the author, perform an AUTHOR search.  Enter the author's name with the surname first.
  • Otherwise, try a KEYWORD or SUBJECT search. 

                   Example:  (women OR feminis*)  AND islam

          Scroll down to see the subject headings.
                  Example Women's rights -- Religious aspects -- Islam

For more tips, see Omni Search Tips.


eBooks can be found in Omni by author, title, subject and keyword searching. 
Do a search and then limit your search to retrieve only Books by using the drop down menu:under Material Type.

eBook Collections

See a full list of ebook collections.

Other Search Tools:


Content last reviewed: August 11, 2020